The Clark County District Attorney’s Office is dedicated to providing high quality legal representation and zealous prosecution of criminal cases. We are divided into four main divisions: Criminal Division, Civil Division, Family Support Division, and Juvenile Division.
The Juvenile Division handles both juvenile delinquent cases and cases concerning the welfare of the child, including termination of parental rights. This division prosecutes approximately 8,500 cases a year.
The Criminal Division files charges in over 22,000 felony cases and over 32,000 misdemeanor cases on an annual basis. These cases are aggressively prosecuted by over 80 Deputy District Attorneys appearing regularly in over thirty judicial forums.
The Criminal Division is organized into general litigation teams and specialty teams. The general litigation teams handle the prosecution of all felony and misdemeanor cases that do not fall within the gamut of a specialty case. The specialty teams include: Major Violators Unit (murder cases and defendants targeted as repeat offenders), Special Victims Unit (sexual assault cases and crimes against children), Gun Crimes Unit, Domestic Violence/Stalking Unit, Vehicular Crimes Unit, Bad Check Unit, Cyber Crime/Major Fraud Unit, Criminal Appeals, and Special Assignments.